Steelers injury report: Stephon Tuitt and Artie Burns don’t practice, Antonio Brown participates and more
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns didn’t participate in practice on Thursday. Burns said he hyperextended his right knee, but plans to play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Barry Reeger | Special to PennLive
PITTSBURGH — Wide receiver Antonio Brown (calf) was a full participant in practice on Thursday for the second straight day.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday he was “excited” about how Brown was progressing from a calf injury he suffered against the New England Patriots in Dec. 17.
“We’re seeing how the week goes,” offensive coordinator Todd Haley said Thursday. “Anytime you got the best at what he does playing, it’s a big thing.”
Offensive lineman B.J. Finney (thigh), who was limited on Wednesday, was also a full participant. Finney was injured against the Cleveland Browns in Week 17.
Cornerback Artie Burns (knee) did not participate in practice after he was limited on Wednesday. Burns said Thursday morning that he plans to play in the divisional round matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Burns also said he hyperextended his right knee. The Athletic first reported that cornerbacks Mike Hilton and Cameron Sutton said that Burns suffered a right knee injury during practice on Wednesday. The report said it was a non-contact injury.
Defensive end Stephon Tuitt (elbow) also didn’t participate. Tuitt was limited on Wednesday, but said Thursday he is going to play on Sunday.
Defensive tackle Justin Hargrave (back) was new to the injury report. He didn’t participate on Thursday.